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Iowa: Resolutions Protecting Traditional Ammunition to be Heard in State Senate and House Committees

Friday, January 20, 2012

Iowa: Resolutions Protecting Traditional Ammunition to be Heard in State Senate and House Committees

Yesterday, the state Senate Natural Resources and Environment Subcommittee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2001 by a 2 to 1 vote and it will now go before the full committee.  This resolution, sponsored by state Senator Dick Dearden (D-34), would remove the Iowa Natural Resources Commission’s unnecessary regulation banning the use of traditional ammunition for dove hunting.  Senators Dearden and Shawn Hamerlinck (R-42) voted for the resolution, while Senator Joe Bolkom (D-39) voted against it.

Also yesterday, the state House Natural Resources Subcommittee passed the House companion resolution to SJR 2001 by a 3 to 2 vote.  HJR 2001, sponsored by state Representative Clel Baudler (R-58) now goes to the full House Natural Resources committee.  Representatives Clel Baudler, Mark Smith (D-43), Henry Rayhons (R-11) voted for the resolution, while Representatives Curtis Hansen (D-90) and Sharon Steckman (D-13) voted against it.

SJR 2001 is expected to be voted on by the full Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:00 pm in Senate room 24 in the Capitol.  Please contact members of this committee TODAY and respectfully ask for their support for SJR 2001 and protect the use traditional ammunition for hunting.  Contact information for the state Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee can be found here.

HJR 2001 is expected to be voted on by the full House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, January 26 at 3:00 pm in House room 19 in the Capitol.  Please contact members of this committee TODAY and respectfully ask for their support for HJR 2001 and protect the use traditional ammunition for hunting.  Contact information for the state House Natural Resources Committee can be found here.

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